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The Roaring Twenties

Directed by Raoul Walsh
1939    1h 44m    Passed
Crime, Drama, Thriller,
After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry interfere.
Cast of The Roaring Twenties
  • James CagneyEddie Bartlett
  • Priscilla LaneJean Sherman
  • Humphrey BogartGeorge Hally
  • Gladys GeorgePanama Smith
  • Jeffrey LynnLloyd Hart
  • Frank McHughDanny Green
  • Paul KellyNick Brown
  • Elisabeth RisdonMrs. Sherman
  • Edward KeaneHenderson
  • Joe SawyerThe Sergeant
  • Joseph CrehanMichaels
  • George MeekerMasters
  • John HamiltonJudge
  • Robert ElliottFirst Detective
  • Eddy ChandlerSecond Detective
  • Abner BibermanHenchman
  • Vera LewisMrs. Gray
  • John DeeringNarrator (voice)
  • Eddie AcuffCabbie (uncredited)
  • Ernie AlexanderBootleg Customer (uncredited)
  • Murray AlperFletcher's Mechanic (uncredited)
  • Robert ArmstrongHatted Passerby Before Nightclub (uncredited)
  • Raymond Bailey2nd Ex-Con (uncredited)
  • Brooks BenedictNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • James BlaineClub Doorman (uncredited)
  • Max BlumNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Wade BotelerPoliceman in Speakeasy (uncredited)
  • Harry C. BradleyRestaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Al BridgeShip Captain (uncredited)
  • Paul BryarGangster (uncredited)
  • Nat CarrWaiter (uncredited)
  • Glen CavenderNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Clay ClementBramfield (uncredited)
  • Ann CodeeSaleswoman (uncredited)
  • James ConatyNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Ray CookeOrderly (uncredited)
  • Calvin CoolidgeSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Charles CorriganSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Maurice CostelloNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Kernan CrippsCop (uncredited)
  • Alan DavisVermont Man in Speakeasy (uncredited)
  • Sayre DearingNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Joe DevlinOrder-Taker (uncredited)
  • Robert DobsonLieutenant (uncredited)
  • Bill ElliottBootlegger (uncredited)
  • James FlavinPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Bess FlowersNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Curt FurburgNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Fred GrahamHenchman Eddie Pushes Over Railing (uncredited)
  • Creighton HaleCustomer (uncredited)
  • Bert HanlonPianist (uncredited)
  • Carl HarbaughStreet-Cleaner (uncredited)
  • Sam HarrisNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • John HarronSoldier (uncredited)
  • Eddie HartStore Doorman (uncredited)
  • Lew Harvey3rd Ex-Con (uncredited)
  • Oscar 'Dutch' HendrianFirst Mate (uncredited)
  • Al HermanGorman Gin-Taster (uncredited)
  • Herbert HeywoodPop (uncredited)
  • Al Hill1st Ex-Con (uncredited)
  • Adolf HitlerSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Harry HollingsworthCustomer (uncredited)
  • Stuart HolmesTaxi Passenger (uncredited)
  • Herbert HooverSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • George HumbertLuigi (uncredited)
  • Lloyd IngrahamOfficial in Montage (uncredited)
  • Michael JeffersJoe - The Bartender (uncredited)
  • Jane JonesSinging Trio Member (uncredited)
  • Mel KalishSinging Trio Member (uncredited)
  • Don Thaddeus KerrBobby Hart (uncredited)
  • Donald KerrCabbie (uncredited)
  • Milton KibbeeCabbie (uncredited)
  • Reid KilpatrickAnnouncer (uncredited)
  • Mike LallyGangster (uncredited)
  • Alfred LinderForeman (uncredited)
  • George LloydSinging Trio Member (uncredited)
  • Arthur LoftStill Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Charles MarshTimid Man (uncredited)
  • Frank MayoPoliceman (uncredited)
  • King MojaveNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Philip MorrisPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Jack MowerGuard (uncredited)
  • Benito MussoliniSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Wendell NilesSelf - Announcer (uncredited)
  • Field NortonNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Jack NortonDrunk at Henderson Club (uncredited)
  • Wedgwood NowellNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Pat O'MalleyJailer (uncredited)
  • Oscar O'SheaCustomer (uncredited)
  • David OliverPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Emory ParnellGangster (uncredited)
  • William PawleyCabdriver (uncredited)
  • Lee PhelpsBailiff (uncredited)
  • Paul PhillipsMike (uncredited)
  • John J. RichardsonSleeping Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • John RidgelyCabbie at Grand Central (uncredited)
  • Cyril RingCharlie (uncredited)
  • Warren RockGangster (uncredited)
  • Franklin D. RooseveltSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Don RowanGangster (uncredited)
  • Hector V. SarnoWarehouse Boss (uncredited)
  • Cliff SaumTrain Conductor (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey SayreOrder-Taker (uncredited)
  • Bruce SidneyNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • John St. ClairNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Amzie StricklandNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Charles SullivanFreighter Crew Member (uncredited)
  • Elliott SullivanEddie's Cellmate (uncredited)
  • Westbrook Van VoorhisHimself - Narrator (uncredited)
  • Max WagnerGangster (uncredited)
  • Billy WayneCabbie at Grand Central (uncredited)
  • Ben WeldenTavern Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Dick WesselFletcher's Mechanic (uncredited)
  • Leo WhiteNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Frank WilcoxCabbie at Grand Central (uncredited)
  • Lottie WilliamsRestaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Norman WillisBootlegger (uncredited)
  • Charles C. WilsonPoliceman (uncredited)
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